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DORISPULASKI
07-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Ditch Kostamarov.

Of all the partners listed, he's generally the weakest.

Picture him doing the hokey pokey to Carmen and that alone is reason enough to send him off.

I liked exactly one program by this couple-their Ain't No Sunshine OD. So they are next worst for me.

pani
07-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Ditch Kostamarov.

Of all the partners listed, he's generally the weakest.

Picture him doing the hokey pokey to Carmen and that alone is reason enough to send him off.

I liked exactly one program by this couple-their Ain't No Sunshine OD. So they are next worst for me.

:eek: I think if its were truth, he didnt skate in ice dance, but go to play hockey. ;)

DORISPULASKI
07-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Possibly ;)

He's why I think it's N&K's turn to go!

pani
07-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Possibly ;)

He's why I think it's N&K's turn to go!

I mean with his height if he is so bad skater, he could be a hockey player and made more money :)

sykr
07-12-2012, 08:48 PM
I think now, it's time for me to do Davis/White's campaign. I don't write here often because of my English, but I feel I really need to tell something now.
Actually I'm really surprised and sad that so many people think D/W deserve to be eliminated now.

I think D/W really pushed ice dance to a new direction. Their lifts and twizzles are simply great, their speed is often :eek::swoon: I don't agree with those saying they're weak artisticaly. I think they can express drama perfectly and also that they can do many different styles well ( dramatical Samson and Dalilah or Eleanor Rigby, but also incredible Bollywood dance, their great Charleston OD or this years DF free dance are all so different.) In addition, they have two more years to show us new dances. When I compare them to N/K, I have impression it's N/K, who are artisticaly weak. Yes, Navka's great diva, but that's about it. I don't feel more connection between her and Kostomarov than I do between D/W. I have no impression there's a big difference between N/K skating Charleston, N/K skating Latin, N/K skating Pink Panther or N/K skating Carmen (btw. their Carmen is imo the worst OGM winning free dance). Maybe it's because all Navka's dresses are pretty much the same, only the colour change, maybe it's because their musical choices weren't very original and the choreography neither.Actually my prefered dance from N/K is the 2001 FD.

N/K have better lines for sur, otoh it's not Meryl's mistake she hasn't Navka's legs.

As it was mentioned before, it's not fair to compare N/K's or D/W's "domination" or medal number. Firstly, D/W didn't retire yet, also, it wasn't so difficult for N/K to be a diminant team imo...they were the first Russian couple, in the period right after Russia lost Olympic gold for the second time in history, the field wasn't so deep...And especially, I don't think having many gold medals means authomaticaly, you're better.

All in all, my vote goes to N/K, I think D/W deserve to stay a little bit longer.

PS: Pani, and maybe Russian fans vote for D/W so that N/K stay longer? And maybe V/M ubers vote for D/W so that V/M's main competition rivals are out of this pool? I don't say any of this is true, but many people won't be absolutely fair in those pools, so it's not necessary to write N/K have votes because D/W are Americans.;)

blue_idealist
07-12-2012, 08:54 PM
N&K again. Once again, zzzzzzz. I could almost click on Davis and White instead, but they're just so much more interesting.

pani
07-12-2012, 08:54 PM
All in all, my vote goes to N/K, I think D/W deserve to stay a little bit longer.

PS: Pani, and maybe Russian fans vote for D/W so that N/K stay longer? And maybe V/M ubers vote for D/W so that V/M's main competition rivals are out of this pool? I don't say any of this is true, but many people won't be absolutely fair in those pools, so it's not necessary to write N/K have votes because D/W are Americans.;)

You must be proud D-W will go later, then Delobel-Shonfelder and Domnina-Shabalin, who had in 100 time better basic, then D-W. So its great result for them. And now americans will vote and D-W could go to next round, because rivality between D-W and N-K is very close ;) And who knows, maybe they even get over other teams.
If D-W made new ice dance face, i could not like this face :D
I think voting goes too long. It could go 2 days -why need to wait so long to go to the next round?

DarrellH
07-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Very close voting! If there is a tie, will we have a "Dance-Off"?

DaiKozOda
07-12-2012, 10:36 PM
I think D/W really pushed ice dance to a new direction. .


Let me play the devils advocate and be provocative.

Davis & White pushed ice dance into a new direction... the one that a lot of people are complaining about? That a lot of people consider to be boring due to being emotionless? The direction that is turning away the casual viewers cause the programs tend to look all the same? The direction that gets us wondering if they can really hold a position for more than 3 seconds looking clean and perfectly matched? :EVILLE:

Don't take me wrong cause I even like them and I've defended their athletic approach before.

Macassar88
07-12-2012, 10:59 PM
I'd take Voidy Pink Panther over Overused Bats any day of the week

sykr
07-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Well, the problem is I don't find D/W's skating emotionless:D and I think that they really come with some great things, such as fast twizzles, new spin positions,new complicated lifts and positions,...
It's not their mistake or problem that other couples are imitating them and don't try to find their direction. IMO it's COP problem, because if they come with a new great lift that get's level4, next season many couples will use it, as there isn't so much possibilities to get level 4. I'm personally fan of 6.0 dances and dancers, and I dislike the fact that all dances are similar but I admire D/W, because nearly each time I watch D/W's new dances at the begining of the season, I find there something "wow" or new. they're not as original as dancers 20 years ago, but they are far from being the most boring for me.

Emdee
07-12-2012, 11:41 PM
I find that a number of their dances look generic. The Bollywood OD was good and to some extent S&D. Others seemed to me more and more and more of the same. Some of their lifts are interesting.

blue_idealist
07-13-2012, 12:38 AM
I find that a number of their dances look generic. The Bollywood OD was good and to some extent S&D. Others seemed to me more and more and more of the same. Some of their lifts are interesting.

I agree that the tango FD from 2011 and the Die Fleidermaus from 2012 are rather similar to me, but I still find them more stimulating than Navka and Kostomarov's renditions of old classics. I know Pink Panther isn't an old classic, but it is highly used in the last decade or so.

alchemy void
07-13-2012, 01:14 AM
SAVE NAVKA!!!!!
:mitchell::drama::skandal:rockstar::soapbox:


I know they weren't particularly innnovative but I find almost all of their dances very re-watchable. They had the STAR factor which is sorely lacking in dance these days. I also loved how sexy Navka always looked when her hair would get in her mouth during a dance. :lol:

Their 2001-2002 FD to George Benson/Michael Jackson is one of my all tiem favorite FDs. Don't judge. :slinkaway

SamuraiK
07-13-2012, 02:31 AM
I want to join the SAVE NAVKA!!!!! Campaign!.. :D